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CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:26 am

What can you say about the model that hasn't been said. Won DS's Model of the year for 2015 by a landslide. Attention to detail is second to none, for a collector CMC is the pinnacle of collecting. YOU must do yourself a favor an add at least one model from their assortment to your collection.

There is has been a lot of debate whether the model is worth the price. Is it better value than the great Kyosho piece? I think so. I've owned both models and the Kyosho, though very good cannot hold a candle to the CMC version. It excels on EVERY level, believe me. Basically you a have a miniature production car, well it seems it is assembled that way LOL. I can take hundreds of photos of this model, because everywhere you look you find something new or that wow factor. Enjoy the pics!

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by StratosWRC » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:30 am

She's a beaut! Can't wait to put the red one next to my silver one. And then the red Le Mans version near those two lol. Just make sure you don't use the supplied screwdriver to remove the front three vents or the underbody cover. Use a smaller screwdriver. I got one at canadian tire

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:37 am

Haha, I didn't even bother to access these areas just because... :D

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by Canadian Wrench Head » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:27 pm

Can you imagine if CMC made Ferraris from the late 1970's and up.........288 GTO and F40 ahhhhhhh

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:47 pm

Canadian Wrench Head wrote:Can you imagine if CMC made Ferraris from the late 1970's and up.........288 GTO and F40 ahhhhhhh
That would be something! :woot:

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by Atalante » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:53 pm

They should start with a 275 GTB this one is long overdue in diecast

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by StratosWRC » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:56 pm

I'm pretty excited cause I can't even imagine what other ferraris are in the works.

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by Canadian Wrench Head » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:06 pm

is there a certain cut off year that CMC and Exoto won't make a model past. Like say 1975 or something. Just seems like they only build older cars.

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by StratosWRC » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:19 pm

Well they are Classic Model Cars, so that's kind of their MO. I don't even want them to stray from that. As for the german law, I think 25 years and older.

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by Lucky13 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:21 pm

I am sorry, but I can not agree with anything past the "YOU must do yourself a favor an add at least one model from their assortment to your collection". Definitely everyone should add at least one CMC model to their collection. Just not this one. For so many reasons, that I am not even going to try to get into it, except for the awful, awful wrong shape of it. This model does not "excels on EVERY level" over the Kyosho. And this is not my opinion, but a 100% fact. It excels only in detail under the skin. But then again, would someone explain to me why do we even consider resin models as an option? Because if it is all about the detail the overall shape does not matter, then resins have absolutely no plpace in the hobby. But wait. We consider resins, because they give the opportunity of better stance and presence.
This is considered for one of the most beautiful cars of all times. And to mess up the lines of that shape, copy a historically documented wrong car, ON PURPOUSE non the less, not pay any license fees and hike up the price is unacceptable in my book. If they offer just a rolling chassis, that would be a model worth getting. And that would be after they correct some of the wrong details on the engine, shape of the seats and address some of the issues in the interior.
I would highly recommend everyone to do their research before they run to throw their $500 at CMC. And I would openly advise against it. This is a car I dreamed about being made by someone like CMC and it is one of my all times favorite automotive subjects period. But this model is just wrong. And at $500 that is a hard pill to swallow.
The Kyosho model is nowhere near as detailed as the CMC. That is true. But it is A LOT cheaper and it captures the essence and character of the real car a lot better. And to me that is far more important.

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by Lucky13 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:26 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Canadian Wrench Head wrote:Can you imagine if CMC made Ferraris from the late 1970's and up.........288 GTO and F40 ahhhhhhh
That would be something! :woot:
Please NOOOOOOO
StratosWRC wrote:Well they are Classic Model Cars, so that's kind of their MO. I don't even want them to stray from that.
Couldn't agree more.
Atalante wrote:They should start with a 275 GTB this one is long overdue in diecast
Absolutely, as long as they don't fuck it up like this one.

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by StratosWRC » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:31 pm

I guess your curse is knowing enough about this car to be able to see all the flaws that the CMC version has. I look at it and see a GTO. I'm definitely not intimately familiar with it. So for me, this model is great. I couldn't be happy with the Kyosho version if I knew the CMC was out there. I need the detail a lot more than accuracy and overall shape. As long as it's 95% accurate, which it is, I'm happy.

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:37 pm

StratosWRC wrote:I'm pretty excited cause I can't even imagine what other ferraris are in the works.
I was thinking the same thing, I just didn't want to jinks it :D

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:44 pm

except for the awful, awful wrong shape of it. This model does not "excels on EVERY level" over the Kyosho. And this is not my opinion, but a 100% fact.
Please elaborate? Since I consider you the resident Ferrari authority. Based on my understanding the model is replicated based on another 250 GTO, which differs from the the Kyosho replica. Aren't all the original 1:1 cars fabricated by hand, so in reality this is no exact mirror image.

Nothing against the Kyosho version, but the 250 GTO is one of my favorites Ferraris, like Wes I wanted the best possible detail. Like I also say, no model is perfect!

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Re: CMC: Ferrari 250 GTO - Red

Post by Lucky13 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:57 pm

StratosWRC wrote:I guess your curse is knowing enough about this car to be able to see all the flaws that the CMC version has. I look at it and see a GTO. I'm definitely not intimately familiar with it. So for me, this model is great. I couldn't be happy with the Kyosho version if I knew the CMC was out there. I need the detail a lot more than accuracy and overall shape. As long as it's 95% accurate, which it is, I'm happy.
The model is definitely immediately recognizable as a GTO. So is the Bburago one that was made 30 years ago. And the Hot Wheels one after that and the abomination wearing the elite label. So is the Kyosho. Even the Joueff and Guilloy models, which are completely different designs of GTOs are immediately recognizable. But is this what you pay $500 for?
Here is the bummer. This model is not 95% accurate and what the worst part is, that the Kyosho is actually more than 95% accurate. For 25% of the price. See where the issue is? Detailed and accurate are two completely different things and price IS part of the equation.
And you don't need to be an expert. All the cars from those years have that fluidity to them. The way lines flow and shapes create this movement. Look at the very first picture of this review. Follow the line of the roof. See where the roof is kind of flat and then there is a pronounced edge/angle where the roof meets the rear glass? This is is smooth on the real car - one continuous curve. It creates lightness in the shape. It flows. CMC missed that section of the body by a mile. The Bburago is more accurate in its entire roof to rear transition. See the angle of the windshield? On the real car it flows into the roof and creates this sensual teardrop shape from the entire upper half of the car. This model is completely changing this shape by having three separate surfaces with angles inbetween. Then there is the bloated nose, which in turn changes the whole shape of the lights and how they flow into the front fenders. It makes the whole front of the car "heavy" and destroys the balance of the shape, which is exactly what the genius behind this iconic car is. The wheel well openings are wrong and……I can go on and on. You don't need to be intimate with the real cars to see these things. It takes one look at the real car to see how this model, altho immediately recognizable, looks extremely off. And to top it off it comes at the highest CMC price they have ever asked. After admitting they went around the licensing. :tut:

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